Urine drink­ing row: FIR against Ja­land­har teacher can­celled

Hindustan Times (Amritsar) - - Punjab/u'khand - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

JA­LAND­HAR:Three months af­ter a class 8 stu­dent at­tempted sui­cide af­ter al­legedly be­ing tricked into drink­ing urine by his class­mates, the po­lice on Fri­day can­celled a first in­for­ma­tion re­port (FIR) against a teacher.

The teacher, Shinki Sharma, was booked on Au­gust 7 for al­legedly as­sault­ing and us­ing casteist slurs against the 12-year-old boy. The po­lice ruled out that the boy, be­long­ing to the Sched­uled Caste (SC) com­mu­nity, was made to drink urine by his class­mates on Au­gust 3.

A case was reg­is­tered against the teacher un­der Sec­tion 323 (vol­un­tary caus­ing hurt) and Sec­tion 3 (1) of the SC/ST (Pre­ven­tion of Atroc­i­ties Act) at the Navi Baradari po­lice sta­tion.

The FIR was can­celled af­ter a spe­cial in­ves­ti­ga­tion team (SIT) headed by deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (in­ves­ti­ga­tion) Gurmeet Singh found the al­le­ga­tions base­less.

The boy was hos­pi­talised with mul­ti­ple frac­tures af­ter he jumped from the roof of his house fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent.

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